Words to Write By

As newsletter editor, I spend time each month looking for a famous quote to lead and inspire my fellow LIRW members. Here are a few that have never made it to publication, but resonated with me:”A writer needs loneliness, and he gets his share of it. He needs...

Break that Block!

Every once in a while, when I’m suffering from ye dreaded block, I pull out my Quotations book and choose several quotes at random. Then I play with the meanings behind those quotes. Can they help me strengthen characterization? Will they create a new scene that...